Wednesday, September 24, 2008

[Wadabo_updates] Pre-Sale Tickets Available for Fatou's Conference - October 17-19, 2008

Pre-Sale Tickets are now available for the conference at:

You can pay with PayPal or CreditCard. Simply present your name and your email address or the credit card you used to pay at the door of the conference to be admitted. This is the ONLY way to pre-register, save a little money, and ensure you get into the workshops.

-team fatou

Fatou N'Diaye presents

La Adeana Bantamba Courocoto 

5th West African Dance & Music Conference

October 17th - 19th, 2008

The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA

Three days of workshops and performances in music and dance with world renown artists

from Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Haiti, the US, and more! See Class Schedule below...

Bringing together the finest dancers and drummers from West Africa and the African Diaspora to share their artistry and culture with the Boston area, the surrounding communities and beyond. 

MASTER DANCE TEACHERS - Marie Basse, Youssouf Koumbassa, Rich Faye, Mariama Basse, Malang Bayo, Assane Konte, Babacar M'Baye, 

Mouminatou Camara, Tenefig Dioubate', Adoulaye Sylla, Ousmane Sall, Babacar N'Diaye, Ouseynou & Assane (twins), Jean Appolon

MASTER DRUMMERS - Sekou Sylla, Cheik Tairou M'Baye, Moussa Traore, Maguette Sow, Samba Guisse, Mar Gueye, Joh Camara, 

Sory Diobate, Boubacar Diabate, Seydou Coulibaly, Lamine Toure, Paa Seck, Mamadou "Lynx" N'Diaye, Mamadou Dioux, 

JameMurrell Stanley, Thioho, Mamadou Guisse, Babacar Seck, Daniel Soumah

SPECIAL GUESTS - Sadio Diatte Rosche, Ramon Sylla, Seynabou Diouf, Demba Sane, Kissema Diabate, Cairo Diallo, 

Maimouna Diallo, Yanhoda Mada, Lankandia Kouyate, Pape N'Diaye & more...

Schedule of Classes

(Schedule Subject to Change, Registration Information Below)

Friday, October 17, 2008

5:30-7:00 pm   Malang Bayo (Kuitero Dance)

7:00-8:30 pm   Abdoulaye Sylla (Guinea Dance)

7:00-8:30 pm   Moussa Traore (Mali Drum)

8:30-10:00 pm  Mariama Basse (Sabar Dance)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

9:30-11:00 am   Ousmane Sall (Kuitero Dance)

11:00-12:30 pm  Seydou Coulibaly (Mali Dance)

11:00-12:30 pm  Babacar M'Baye (Sabar Dance)

12:30-2:00 pm  Marie Basse (Djembe Dance)

12:30-2:00 pm  Cheik  M'Baye (Sabar Drum) 

2:00-3:30 pm   Assane Konte' (Djembe Dance)

2:00-3:00 pm   Sadio Diatta Rosche (Kids Dance)

3:30-5:00 pm   Rich Faye (Sabar Dance)

3:30-5:00 pm   Jean Appolon (Hatian Dance)

5:00-6:30 pm   Mar Gueye (Sabar Drum)

5:00-6:30 pm   Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea Dance)

8:00 pm – CONCERT - 8PM

Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at The Dance Complex, $20

10:00pm –SABAR PARTY – Location TBA

Sunday, October 19, 2008

10:30-12:00 pm  Mouminatou Camara (Guinea Dance)

10:30-12:00 pm  Ramon Sylla (Storytelling)

12:00-1:30 pm   Ouseynou & Assane (Djembe Dance)

12:00-1:30 pm  Tenefig Dioubate'(Djun Djun Drum)

1:30-3:00 pm    Babacar N'Diaye (Sabar Dance)

1:30-3:00 pm   Thioho (Drum)

3:00-4:30 pm   Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea Dance)

3:00-4:30 pm   Joh Camara (Djun Djun Drum)

4:30-6:00 pm   Assane Konte' (Kuitero Dance)

4:30-6:00 pm   Lamine Toure' (Sabar Drum)

6:00-7:30 pm   Babacar M'Baye (Sabar Dance)

6:00-7:30 pm   Ouseynou & Assane (Dance)

Prices & Registration

Single class: $18.00

Children's Class: $8.00

15 Classes: $250.00

10 Classes: $170.00

7 Classes: $120.00

5 Classes: $85.00

Concert - Saturday, 10/18 at 8pm, $20/ticket at the door only.

Price of Sabar party admission TBA 

Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended. 

To register send a money order with your first and last name, full address, phone #, email, and number of classes to: 

Fatou N'Diaye, 434 Nazing Street, #1, Dorchester, MA 02121

Questions and more information: 617.427.5160

Limited space is available for vendors. Call 617.427.5160 to reserve a space, $40/day fee.

Conference Site Information

ABOUT THE DANCE COMPLEX The conference will be held at The Dance Complex, located in Central Square, Cambridge, at 536 Massachusetts Ave., between Pearl and Brookline Streets. All workshops & African market will be in studios on the third floor: adult dance classes in studio #3, drum, song, storytelling & kids classes in studio #5, market studio #4. Restrooms, lockers & showers are available first & third floors. The performance will be held at the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at The Dance Complex, first floor. The Dance Complex is not a fully handicap accessible facility. More information about The Dance Complex is online  ( or 617.547.9363 - Please, do NOT call for registration)


By Public Transportation - Take the Red Line to the Central Square MBTA station, exit toward Pearl Street / Main Street.

By Car - From Rt. 93 (North or South) take Storrow Drive to the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge exit (left hand exit), follow Massachusetts Avenue past MIT into Central Square. From Mass Pike (Rt 90 East) take Cambridge/Allston exit (left hand exit), after tolls stay right towards Cambridge, merge onto , follow Western Avenue over the bridge and straight until intersection with Massachusetts Avenue, take a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. From Boston, take Massachusetts Avenue over the bridge into Cambridge, past MIT into Central Square.

Parking - There are several metered municipal lots in the area, on-street metered parking, and free on-street parking after 6pm (Fri & Sat) and all day Sunday. Reduced rate parking ($1/hr) is available in the Green Street Garage, located on the corner of Pearl and Green Streets

About Fatou N'Diaye - Fatou N'Diaye is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and performer from Senegal, West Africa. She is a former member of Ballet Nationale du Senegal. She was the founder and director of Ballet Silimbo in Senegal and the founder and director of Silimbo D'Adeane West African Dance Company in Boston, MA., where she currently resides. The company name Silimbo D'Adeane means " Sunrise over Adeane". Adeane is the village where Fatou was born in Casamance region of Senegal. Fatou teaches in the Cambridge and Boston area performing in local schools, colleges, and cultural arts events. She has dedicated herself to sharing her culture and heritage through dance, music, and storytelling. Her West African Drum and Dance Conferences furthers her mission and showcases the talents of fellow artists across the African Diaspora.

About Silimbo D'Adeane West African Dance Company - Silimbo D'Adeane Master Drummers are: Samba "Pape" Cisse, Musical & Artistic Director, Mamadou Cisse, Assistant Artistic Director, and Nko Small, Junior Assisstant. Silimbo D'Adeane Members are: Wendy Bivens, Harolyn Bowden, and Kilola Maisha. 

Conference and Drum Coordinators - Malang Bayo, Mohammed "Joh" Camara, Lamine Diallo, Mamdou "Lynx" N'Diaye, and Sekou Sylla

A special thanks to the dance and drum community, the students, teachers, drummers and artists who provide support and share their artistic talent.

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